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jdsteve64

Capture with multiple cameras and One PC?

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Probably a beginners question this one, but here goes....

I was just wondering if it was possible to operate two or more cameras, controlled by UFOCapture, with the same PC?  If it was 2 cameras to operate, you would obviously have to have two independent video grabbers set up via two separate USB ports and recognised by the computer as such. Setting up two grabbers would likely mean you would need to have two different (and fixed) I/O configurations to input into Windows Device Manager that identifies them as totally independent so the PC doesn't get confused.  That's maybe more than a simple PnP task.  And you'd obviously need, I'm guessing, two instances of UFOCapture installed (with presumably two licenses?) that recognises the two different cameras.

Has anybody actually tried doing this? Would it even work?  I'd be interested to know if anyone has experience of this....

Steve

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No experience with this specific setup, but I've run two sessions of SharpCap on my i5 8 gig SSD USB 3.0 laptop as well as having a tethered M43 Gx8 sending files to OneDrive for processing on the desktop computer in SharpCap or DSS. If you have enough computing power and can trouble shoot almost anything is possible these days (with some loss of sleep and hair).

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